“A short but sweet, technical singletrack descent down from the ridge - a great way to finish a ride!”
— Jake Norman
It is recommended that you ride this trail downhill after taking Flying Mane Trail
to Mariposa Trail
. There is a small rock to sit on just before the trail slopes downward. This marks the beginning of the technical Pirate Trail.
It has some steep, loose spots where you'll probably lock up your back wheel and just slide through. Intermediate-advanced riders will enjoy this. Although it is difficult, it can be done on a hardtail. The initial drop-in is the most technical, getting easier as you go further down.
Stay to the right as you descend, because the option on the left is only for hikers. It's over in just a few seconds but hopefully provided that last singletrack fix before dumping you back out on Forrestal Drive.